The View / Nutini Team Up

Mini-album plans revealed

Scottish indie rascals The View could be set to team up with equally Scottish and just as mischievous solo talent Paulo Nutini.

The View formed as a covers band in the Scottish city of Dundee, playing Beatles and Stone Roses covers in local establishments. Gradually writing their own material, the band earned their big break after tossing their demo tape on the tour bus of indie giants Babyshambles.

The band’s were soon the subject of a massive bidding war between labels with 1965 Records emerging victorious. Debut album ‘Hats Of To The Buskers’ followed with The View soaring straight to number one.

A stunning collection of indie anthems, the album spawned the Top Three single ‘Same Jeans’ as the band set off around the UK. Becoming an indie sensation the group played a spectacular homecoming show in Dundee’s Caird Hall before Clash arranged for an explosive show in their old stomping ground The Doghouse.

The View took a well earned rest before returning this year with their second album ‘Which Bitch?’. Not as immediate as the band’s debut album, the record nonetheless showed a band rapidly emerging as mature songwriting talents.

Click HERE to read our review of ‘Which Bitch?’.

One of the album’s stand out tracks was the song ‘Covers’, a duet with Paolo Nutini. A lively indie pop sensation in his own right, Nutini has become great friends with the band and could be set for a further collaboration.

Reports in British tabloid the Daily Star suggest that the band’s Kyle Falconer is due to work with Paolo Nutini on a new mini-album. The pair have apparently agreed to write new material, with each songwriter producing a different section of the album.

“In the early hours one morning we agreed to do a mini-album together,” he said. “Kyle said he would produce one part of it and I would produce the other.

“We have got all these ideas and I know that he is up for it.”

Paulo Nutini is cresting a wave of popularity after the spectacular success of his second album ‘Sunny Side Up’. The singer’s second album, it soared into the British album charts at number one.

The View, meanwhile, are set for a lively festival period. The band kick started the summer season with a disastrous performance at Snowbombing in Austria, with Kyle Falconer collapsing onstage due to the affects of alcohol.

Is putting Paolo Nutini and Kyle Falconer in the same room really that great an idea? We’ll soon find out…

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